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This course will give you a glimpse into six different areas of American law: Tort Law, Contract Law, Property, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, and Civil Procedure. You will gain insight into the complexities and dilemmas that arise from the application of law in different settings, and what is distinctive about American approaches....
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Welcome

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Reading3 lectures
About Us10 min
Syllabus10 min
Grading Policy and Logistics10 min
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Tort Law

Tort law governs how people may sue each other civilly (as opposed to criminally) in order to receive compensation for harms or injuries other people caused them. In this module, Professor Allen will explore the goals of tort law through a historic case. She will address what makes tort law distinct and issues surrounding negligence and liability....
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6 vidéos (Total 38 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
Video6 vidéos
Tort Law: Part 2 7 min
Tort Law: Part 35 min
Tort Law: Part 4 4 min
Tort Law: Part 5 5 min
Tort Law: Part 6 8 min
Reading2 lectures
Key Tort Law Terms10 min
Supplemental Reading10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Tort Law Quiz12 min
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Contract Law

Contract law governs how promises between two individuals are enforced. Few areas of law impact our daily lives as much as contract law, and in this module you will gain a deeper understanding of what a contract is and what makes it enforceable. Professor Wilkinson-Ryan will address what constitutes a contract, why the law enforces them, the legal meanings of words in contracts, and the important requirement of consideration. Expectation damages, or the amount a court orders someone who breached a contract to pay will also be explored, all through hypothetical and real cases....
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4 vidéos (Total 35 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
Video4 vidéos
Contract Law: Part 29 min
Contract Law: Part 37 min
Contract Law: Part 49 min
Reading2 lectures
Key Contract Law Terms10 min
Supplemental Reading10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Contract Quiz8 min
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Property Law

Property law governs the relationship between individuals and things, known as property. In this module, Professor Balganesh will explore the differences between property and tort and contract law and about several specific examples of property law in action: adverse possession, landlord/tenant, and licenses. You will learn about what makes U.S. property law distinct - its origins in common law, imprint of legal realism, and pragmatism....
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4 vidéos (Total 67 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
Video4 vidéos
Property Law: Part 2 11 min
Property Law: Part 3 21 min
Property Law: Part 4 20 min
Reading2 lectures
Key Property Law Terms10 min
Supplemental Reading10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Property Law Quiz8 min
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Constitutional Law

The study of constitutional law is among the most exciting parts of the law because it provides for the structure and functioning of the U.S. government. In this module, Dean Ruger will address the document itself, how it has been applied over time, the history of the document, and what makes it unique. The structure of the U.S. government as a government of limited, separated powers will be explored along with the important individual rights the Constitution provides and how the U.S. Constitution compares to others around the world. ...
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4 vidéos (Total 86 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
Video4 vidéos
Constitutional Law: Part 2 23 min
Constitutional Law: Part 3 23 min
Constitutional Law: Part 4 10 min
Reading2 lectures
Key Constitutional Law Terms10 min
Supplemental Reading10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Constitutional Law Quiz8 min
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par JSDec 18th 2017

Great course! Extremely valid to understanding a little about the American Justice System and have a comparative standard for our laws in Brazil. Thank you, Coursera and University of Pennsylvania! :)

par AASep 17th 2018

I enjoyed this course and it helped me to understand the basic parts of American Law. My only suggestion is to provide even more cases as examples to demonstrate the doctrines and statutes. Thank you.

Enseignants

Anita Allen

Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy
Penn Law

Shyam Balganesh

Professor of Law
Penn Law

Stephen Morse

Ferdinand Wakeman Hubbell Professor of Law; Professor of Psychology and Law in Psychiatry; Associate Director, Center for Neuroscience & Society
Penn Law

Theodore Ruger

Dean and Bernard G. Segal Professor of Law
Penn Law

Tess Wilkinson-Ryan

Assistant Professor of Law and Psychology
Penn Law

Tobias Barrington Wolff

Professor of Law
Penn Law

À propos de University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn) is a private university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. A member of the Ivy League, Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and considers itself to be the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies. ...

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